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Melbourne United vs. South East Melbourne Phoenix Prediction, Tips & Odds – Nov. 06, 2022 06:00 CET
The South East Melbourne Phoenix will be looking to keep their hot streak alive when they face their struggling crosstown rivals, Melbourne United, at the John Cain Arena on Sunday afternoon.
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Melbourne United Team News
The momentum Melbourne gained from wins over Perth and Illawarra was wasted this Friday against the Taipans in a resounding 97:72 defeat. Victories against the struggling Wildcats and Hawks were not a sign of things to come for United as their team received another reality check in Queensland from one of the potential title contenders this season.
The hosts are extremely vulnerable this year without an experienced leader from the NBA and their current 4-5 record shows it. Tough times await the United this season, whose team will have to be content if they make the top 6 and postseason.
South East Melbourne Phoenix Team News
The South East Melbourne Phoenix will be looking to take advantage of their rival´s poor form to sneak into the top 2 before the international break.
After the return of their injured key scorers, the Phoenix have been on a mission. They proved they are an offensive powerhouse with a full lineup against the 36ers in their overtime win last Sunday and seem to be in much better shape heading into today´s game.
Melbourne United vs. South East Melbourne Phoenix Prediction
These two teams have always been evenly matched, but the situation is different ahead of this season´s first big derby.
Even though the guests will be without their tall Chinese center Qi Zhou, they have a long rotation with numerous players who can step up. So far, United have proven they don´t have what it takes to compete with the teams from the top, so we expect a lobsided affair and a win for the Phoenix.
Kick-off time: Sunday, 06.11.2022 06:00 CET
Prediction: Moneyline – South East Melbourne Phoenix